Telecommunications in Laos

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Telecommunications in Laos are based on a network of telephone lines and radiotelephone communications in remote areas, as well as mobile phone infrastructure. The system is not well-developed.

Infrastructure and statistics[edit]

In 1997 there were 25,000 telephone lines in use, and in 2007 there were 850,000 mobile cellular subscribers. Laos is served by a Russian Intersputnik satellite that covers the Indian Ocean region.

In 1998 there were 12 AM stations and one FM station; in 1997 there were an estimated 730,000 radios in the country. In 2011 Laos had three television channels; in 2000 there was one Internet service provider, by 2002 serving about 10,000 users. The top-level domain for Laos is .la.

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